Fire raze property, injure persons scooping fuel in Niger state (photos

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Several persons were injured by fire on Sunday while attempting to scoop fuel from a broken pipeline at Dagbo-Pogo community in Niger State.

While no one died in the incident as opposed to earlier reports, farmlands and houses belonging to more than 20 villages around the substation were razed.

Firefighters were, however, seen battling to put out the blaze that erupted from the vandalised pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Also, officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the police as well as that of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NISEMA) were at the scene of the incident.

Although journalists were barred from entering the premises of the NNPC substation, Channels Television gathered that the organisation is evacuating tankers to prevent an escalation of the situation.

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